Leaving for a two-day prayer retreat in about 15 minutes. If you read this, would you pray that I would hear the voice of God in his word and for the direction of the ministry.
Friday is for Heart Songs
Changing the Texture of Public Debate
How much more civil and respectful and gracious and PRODUCTIVE, all debate between brothers and sisters on different sides of theological issues would be if we simply obeyed just this one verse of Scripture:
“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another,
as God in Christ forgave you.” …
Thursday is for Discipleship
Alpine Mountains and Meadows
Here are some alpine heights of biblical truth. I hope you can spend some time meditating on the majestic announcement of who you areby virtue of the glad news of the gospel. There is so much here for the heart to rejoice in and for the body to live out. The text is 1 Peter 2:9-10 from the English Standard Version. It is laid out to show…
Wednesday is for Discipleship
Millennials (Born between 1980 and 2000)
Just read the second article this week on how the church is failing to reach millennials here and here. Honestly, it seems like everybody is jumping on this bandwagon and singing this song, “the church is losing millennials.” I have no doubt that the facts are there to support the conclusion. But I have real doubts about some…
Tuesday is for Preaching
Relevant Magazine, “State of the Union,” July/August 2014, p. 67. (An article on marriage in America)
“Marriage and Millennials:
- 26% are currently married.
- 69% want to get married.
- 62% were raised by both parents.”
Why this is alarming:
- The 69% figure is strikingly low.In the 1970’s I was doing talks on college campuses and would regularly…